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Stay on an archaeological preserve with ancient Indian ruins!

Bedrooms 2
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Two bedroom apartment with many amenities on 38 acres among sculpted red rocks.

Our two bedroom suite has a full kitchen and living room with a gas fireplace. There is a queen bed in each of the two bedrooms and a single full bathroom. There is a futon in the living room which can open into a full bed. This room has an evaporative cooler and ceiling fans. This vacation rental is fully equipped to satisfy your family's needs when visiting Cortez, Mesa Verde National Park and the Four Corners.

Enjoy a fantastic, panoramic view of Sleeping Ute Mountain on one side and the red rocks on the other from your wrap-around, covered deck. A gas BBQ grill and patio table with seating for 6 bring everyone together for an outdoor dining experience and evening relaxation. Local wines and beer on tap are available for purchase in the main lodge. Enjoy our self-guided tour of the Ancestral Puebloan ruins on site, including a restored kiva, an ancient ceremonial underground chamber. The natural beauty plus the preserved history make this a destination spot for a family vacation and a photographer's dream.

More Details

Kelly Place
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 2, 2017

About Kelly Place

Marc is a retired software engineer and Jerene is a retired

neuroscientist. We left San Diego for a more remote lifestyle which would provide us an income while enjoying the great outdoors!

Kelly Place purchased this house in 2004

Why Kelly Place chose Cortez

In the heart of the incredible scenic beauty of the Four Corners, Kelly Place has history, archaeology, and gardens with lots of mature fruit trees. It is truly unique!


Cortez House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Lots of hiking trails! Property has a common area with TV that plays dvds, a library, games, snacks & beverages. There is a land line telephone available for guests. A small gift shop stocks books and local handmade items including Navajo rugs and jewelry.


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Stay on an archaeological preserve with ancient Indian ruins!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Deming WA

CANM and Kelly Place

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Kelly Place. The access to mountain bike trails is excellent. The ruins on the property are mind-blowing! We hiked up Settlers Canyon right from the property and went way into Canyon of the Ancients National Monument. What a great visit!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We are right in the middle of many trails open to hiking, horses and mountain bicycles as you say. The red rock terrain and Anasazi ruins you encounter on these activities make a a real memorable visit for sure. You hiked up Settlers Canyon to the monument, great, there are two more canyons to explore! There seems to be at least a weeks worth of different hikes and bicycling you can do from the property before you exhaust your self! Thanks again for your visit and review, Cheers!
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What a beautiful place - plus ruins and a restored kiva

  • 5 of 5

When we first arrived we were astounded at the natural beauty of the property. Then we found out more about the ruins and restored kiva. This place is a real treasure. Marc can provide breakfast for a minimal charge and it is stellar, including fantastic homemade granola and a buffet of eggs and other standards done with a special twist. There is a great winery a mile or so up the road (Guy Drew), where we tasted several and bought nearly a case for the rest of our trip. Mesa Verde, Hovenweep, the Anasazi Center are easy day trips.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mary for the great review. The land here speaks for itself in a big way with guests. With so much hiking and learning to do right in our area you truly can enjoy a vacation without dealing with hordes of people as there are plenty of trails and Anasazi ruins right out our back door. Again, glad your stay was enjoyable and as rewarding as you indicated, cheers!
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Cortez Airport
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
The Glade, Cortez
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Cortez Municipal Course
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Hwy. 160
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Various in Cortez
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Durango Mountain Resort
Car: recommended

Mesa Verde National Park, Hovenweep Nat'l Monument, Canyons of the Ancients, Anasazi Heritage Center, Sand Canyon Trail, Cortez Cultural Center, Four Corners Monument, Valley of the Gods, Chaco Canyon, Monument Valley, Canyon de Chelly, Durango Silverton Railroad, archaeology of Ancestral Puebloan sites, Native American (Navajo and Ute) reservations, plus dozens of free attractions and activities that are known mostly to local folks! We offer exclusive access to cliff-dweller ruins in Canyons of the Ancients National Monument via our archaeologist-guided hikes. You can actually enter these sites and see the views chosen by the Ancestral Puebloans. Cost is $150 for a half day hike for up to 4 people. $235 for a full day hike including sack lunch for up to 4 people. (Small additional charge for more than 4 people.)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.2%

We charge $10/guest for each guest over the included six in the base rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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